Gay and Lesbian Cops: Diversity and Effective PolicingRoddrick A. Colvin
|2012/213 pages/LC: 2011041077 |
Roddrick Colvin assesses the impact of lesbian and gay police officers on law enforcement in the US and the UK, as well as the policies that enable a diverse work environment.
Colvin tracks the evolution of police agencies toward being more "gay friendly" both as employers and as service providers. He also provides insights into the day-to-day barriers and opportunities that lesbian and gay officers experience working within organizations that traditionally have been hostile to them. Integrating quantitative and qualitative research, he offers a compelling demonstration that police agencies can best fulfill their missions when they are representative of the communities they serve.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roddrick A. Colvin is associate professor of public administration in the department of public management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.
- Lesbian and Gay Police Officers.
- Old Issues, New Realities.
- Law Enforcement's Move Toward Diversity.
- Officer Experiences and Perceptions.
- Unique Roles, Unique Contributions.
- Urban and Rural Contexts.
- Professional Police Associations.
- Best Practices for Recruitment and Human Resources.
- Roadmap for the Future.